By Keith Staskiewicz
Updated August 09, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Runner Runner

type
  • Movie

In 1998 the Miramax hold-’em flick Rounders helped spur interest in professional poker. Fifteen years later, the writers of that film, Brian Koppelman and David Levien, are anteing up on another thriller revolving around the game. Justin Timberlake stars as a Princeton grad student who flies to Costa Rica to investigate his online poker losses and ends up in the middle of a cat-and-mouse game with an empire-building con man (Ben Affleck). ”We always say to ourselves, ‘Okay, we’re not going to write another gambling picture!”’ says Koppelman, who with Levien also penned Las Vegas-set stories like Ocean’s Thirteen and the TV show Tilt. ”And then almost inevitably one of us comes into the office and says, ‘Hey, I got this great idea!’ and we’re off again.”

Runner Runner

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 91 minutes
director
  • Brad Furman

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